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Optimization of non-surgical periodontal and peri-implant therapy

le 18/01/2024 • Patrick Schmidlin

Optimization of non-surgical periodontal and peri-implant therapy

Inflammations in teeth and implants are prevalent, posing significant challenges in accurate diagnosis, prevention, and treatment in routine practice. The course on 'Optimization of Non-Surgical Periodontal and Peri-Implant Therapy' aims to address these issues, providing potential clinical strategies for biofilm management, which remains a priority in dental health.The concept presented here focuses on an effective treatment approach for periodontitis and peri-implantitis, aiming to achieve predictable biological treatment outcomes. The non-surgical phase of treatment is given significant importance, with specific attention given to the use of local antiseptics and systemic antibiotics. However, it is important to note that there are limitations to these therapeutic interventions, which are also discussed.

The cornerstone of the treatment approach continues to be the thorough mechanical removal of both soft and hard deposits. This process is crucial for successful healing. Additionally, advancements in instruments have been developed to enhance the cleaning process and improve treatment outcomes. These new instruments can be utilized to optimize the efficiency of plaque removal, leading to better healing results.

In order to demonstrate the application of this concept, on-site practice and implementation can be carried out. This would allow practitioners to observe and understand the practical aspects of the treatment approach, further enhancing their ability to provide effective care.

Biography : Professor Schmidlin

Professor Schmidlin completed his Dental Medicine degree at the University of Zurich in 1998. He began his teaching career in 2001, specializing in Restorative Dentistry, Periodontology, and (Peri-)Implantology. His academic prowess led him to become an Honorary Professor at the Sir John Walsh Research Institute, part of the University of Otago in New Zealand. He has made significant contributions to scientific literature, co-authoring over 250 articles indexed in PubMed. Furthermore, he serves on the editorial board of multiple academic journals. His primary clinical and research interests lie in prevention strategies and non-invasive or minimally invasive therapeutic approaches.